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Starting Femara!

Postby GAPeach317 » Wed Nov 26, 2014 1:29 pm

Going to be starting my first round of Femara next Wednesday! Excited and nervous and would love to hear anyone's experiences! :D

*~Me (Margie) - 29~*
*~DH - 31 - SA 10/14 - "perfect"~*
*~Married - 3/17/2011~*
*~Came off BC Pill - 11/2012 - been NTNP since~*
*~Consciously TTC #1 since 9/2013~*
*~Unmedicated Cycle - CD21 Progesterone = 9.6~*
*~11/31/14 - Round 1 Femara 2.5mg - Progesterone (5dpo CD23) = 11.9 = BFN~*
*~1/1/15 - Round 2 Femara 2.5 mg - Progesterone (5dpo CD21) = 11.5 = BFN~*
*~1/30/15 - Relaxed cycle... no meds, OPKs, testing = BFN~*
*~3/5/15 - Round 3 Femara 5mg - Progesterone (7dpo CD21) = 17.5 = BFN~*
*~4/2/15 - Round 4 Femara 5mg - Progesterone (7dpo CD23) = 11.5 = BFN~*
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Re: Starting Femara!

Postby Myshelsong » Fri Nov 28, 2014 9:32 pm

Did 5mg this cycle. I had little to no side effects, took it at night with a light snack.
Follicles were growing strong but have since slowed down....
Fingers crossed for you!
Actively trying to conceive with Hubbers since June 2011
Hubby - DNA fragmentation issues with low numbers and motility :doh:

IUI #1: 1st Medicated cycle Femara 5mg CD 3-7 December 1, 2014 - BFN
2nd cycle - Femara 7.5mg CD 3-7 No IUI December 26 Ovulation
IUI #2: 3rd Medicated Cycle - Femara 7.5 CD 5-9 January 21, 22mm Follicle BFN
Feb: Vacation and much needed month off
IUI #3: 4th Medicated Cycle - Femara 7.5 CD 2-6, Gonal-F 150IU CD 5-11 March 15&16
IUI #4: 5th medicated cycle - Femara 7.5 CD 3-7 May 6&7 IUI - BFN
Break during summer while additional testing was completed
IUI #5: 6th Medicated Cycle - Femara 7.5 CD 2-6, Gonal-F 150IU CD 5-11 - May 20&21 IUI-BFN
IUI #6 - 7th Medicated cycle - Femara 7.5 CD 2-6, Gonal-F 150IU CD 5-11
Next cycle IVF
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Re: Starting Femara!

Postby GAPeach317 » Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:14 am

Hi! Thanks for posting! My doc told me to take it in the AM... Hope I don't get any side effects! Waiting for AF to show so I can pick up the RX! :) FX for you! What CD are you on??

*~Me (Margie) - 29~*
*~DH - 31 - SA 10/14 - "perfect"~*
*~Married - 3/17/2011~*
*~Came off BC Pill - 11/2012 - been NTNP since~*
*~Consciously TTC #1 since 9/2013~*
*~Unmedicated Cycle - CD21 Progesterone = 9.6~*
*~11/31/14 - Round 1 Femara 2.5mg - Progesterone (5dpo CD23) = 11.9 = BFN~*
*~1/1/15 - Round 2 Femara 2.5 mg - Progesterone (5dpo CD21) = 11.5 = BFN~*
*~1/30/15 - Relaxed cycle... no meds, OPKs, testing = BFN~*
*~3/5/15 - Round 3 Femara 5mg - Progesterone (7dpo CD21) = 17.5 = BFN~*
*~4/2/15 - Round 4 Femara 5mg - Progesterone (7dpo CD23) = 11.5 = BFN~*
May - Current - relaxed cycles



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Re: Starting Femara!

Postby LiegeyGirl » Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:53 am

AF is projected to start for me Tuesday so I'll be doing 5 mg. I want to take it at night since I've heard most women have less side effects. I'm excited and nervous. This is the closest I've been to TTCing with assistance and I can't wait for the BEST results.

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Re: Starting Femara!

Postby GAPeach317 » Sun Nov 30, 2014 5:17 pm

Hi!! Thanks for posting! I started AF today - so Tuesday is my day! I am starting with 2.5 mg and going to try to take it in the morning!

*~Me (Margie) - 29~*
*~DH - 31 - SA 10/14 - "perfect"~*
*~Married - 3/17/2011~*
*~Came off BC Pill - 11/2012 - been NTNP since~*
*~Consciously TTC #1 since 9/2013~*
*~Unmedicated Cycle - CD21 Progesterone = 9.6~*
*~11/31/14 - Round 1 Femara 2.5mg - Progesterone (5dpo CD23) = 11.9 = BFN~*
*~1/1/15 - Round 2 Femara 2.5 mg - Progesterone (5dpo CD21) = 11.5 = BFN~*
*~1/30/15 - Relaxed cycle... no meds, OPKs, testing = BFN~*
*~3/5/15 - Round 3 Femara 5mg - Progesterone (7dpo CD21) = 17.5 = BFN~*
*~4/2/15 - Round 4 Femara 5mg - Progesterone (7dpo CD23) = 11.5 = BFN~*
May - Current - relaxed cycles



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Re: Starting Femara!

Postby Myshelsong » Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:50 am

I am on cd 16, just had my IUI.
The only side effect I had were head aches ... I think I had three small ones but they were all at night for me once I stopped taking it. Weird I know lol.
Good luck
Actively trying to conceive with Hubbers since June 2011
Hubby - DNA fragmentation issues with low numbers and motility :doh:

IUI #1: 1st Medicated cycle Femara 5mg CD 3-7 December 1, 2014 - BFN
2nd cycle - Femara 7.5mg CD 3-7 No IUI December 26 Ovulation
IUI #2: 3rd Medicated Cycle - Femara 7.5 CD 5-9 January 21, 22mm Follicle BFN
Feb: Vacation and much needed month off
IUI #3: 4th Medicated Cycle - Femara 7.5 CD 2-6, Gonal-F 150IU CD 5-11 March 15&16
IUI #4: 5th medicated cycle - Femara 7.5 CD 3-7 May 6&7 IUI - BFN
Break during summer while additional testing was completed
IUI #5: 6th Medicated Cycle - Femara 7.5 CD 2-6, Gonal-F 150IU CD 5-11 - May 20&21 IUI-BFN
IUI #6 - 7th Medicated cycle - Femara 7.5 CD 2-6, Gonal-F 150IU CD 5-11
Next cycle IVF
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Re: Starting Femara!

Postby GAPeach317 » Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:59 am

I chickened out this morning! The nurse said I can take it tonight... it seems that most people had minimal side effects. I guess you got the headaches because the estrogen surged back up?

Congrats on the IUI! Keep me posted! :)

*~Me (Margie) - 29~*
*~DH - 31 - SA 10/14 - "perfect"~*
*~Married - 3/17/2011~*
*~Came off BC Pill - 11/2012 - been NTNP since~*
*~Consciously TTC #1 since 9/2013~*
*~Unmedicated Cycle - CD21 Progesterone = 9.6~*
*~11/31/14 - Round 1 Femara 2.5mg - Progesterone (5dpo CD23) = 11.9 = BFN~*
*~1/1/15 - Round 2 Femara 2.5 mg - Progesterone (5dpo CD21) = 11.5 = BFN~*
*~1/30/15 - Relaxed cycle... no meds, OPKs, testing = BFN~*
*~3/5/15 - Round 3 Femara 5mg - Progesterone (7dpo CD21) = 17.5 = BFN~*
*~4/2/15 - Round 4 Femara 5mg - Progesterone (7dpo CD23) = 11.5 = BFN~*
May - Current - relaxed cycles



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Re: Starting Femara!

Postby Cody78 » Tue Dec 02, 2014 4:56 pm

I did a round last month. No side effects at all, felt great. I was really nervous as well!!
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Re: Starting Femara!

Postby GAPeach317 » Tue Dec 02, 2014 5:10 pm

Thanks so much Cody! I literally took my first dose 5 minutes ago and I am shaking like a leaf! HA! That's just my nature though. I sure hope I am as lucky as you were. :) I am assuming you didn't get your BFP though. :(

*~Me (Margie) - 29~*
*~DH - 31 - SA 10/14 - "perfect"~*
*~Married - 3/17/2011~*
*~Came off BC Pill - 11/2012 - been NTNP since~*
*~Consciously TTC #1 since 9/2013~*
*~Unmedicated Cycle - CD21 Progesterone = 9.6~*
*~11/31/14 - Round 1 Femara 2.5mg - Progesterone (5dpo CD23) = 11.9 = BFN~*
*~1/1/15 - Round 2 Femara 2.5 mg - Progesterone (5dpo CD21) = 11.5 = BFN~*
*~1/30/15 - Relaxed cycle... no meds, OPKs, testing = BFN~*
*~3/5/15 - Round 3 Femara 5mg - Progesterone (7dpo CD21) = 17.5 = BFN~*
*~4/2/15 - Round 4 Femara 5mg - Progesterone (7dpo CD23) = 11.5 = BFN~*
May - Current - relaxed cycles



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Re: Starting Femara!

Postby SEPT2014 » Wed Dec 03, 2014 2:31 pm

Hey margie!

You know my story ahaha. My doc wants me to take it all on the morning if cd3 6 x 2.5mg :omg: I did that first cycle but headaches etc were awful so I did 5mg cd3-5 this cycle. I am ttc next cycle fed up waiting.
Me: 38, DH: 42 - TTC No. 1 since Oct 2013
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MC twin A 12.01.2014 @ 6w6d
Emergency Lap on 16.01.2014 @ 7w3d Twin B (ectopic) & ruptured right tube, left tube ok

May 2014 - CP/MC 5w+3, numerous chemicals since

Metformin (PCOS), bromocriptine(elevated prolactin)
April 2015 HSG - normal uterus and left tube fine
Nov 2015 - investigative hystero & D&C - normal
March 2016 - Start IVF+PGS - our last hope :omg: :love:
Day 9 : 11 measurable follies - egg retrieval March 2016 :omg:
8 eggs selected for fert by icsi - 8 x fert.
Day 5: 5 embryos for PGS biopsy & freeze.
PGS (ngs)results: 2 x normal & 3 x abnormal
FET June 2016 1 x PGS normal blast transferred :omg:
Trust your gut instincts.
Bfp July 2016 - please stay around little one :hb:
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Re: Starting Femara!

Postby GAPeach317 » Wed Dec 03, 2014 3:45 pm

Good gracious! I can't imagine taking it all at once! No side effects this time around? I can't wait for you to start trying again!

*~Me (Margie) - 29~*
*~DH - 31 - SA 10/14 - "perfect"~*
*~Married - 3/17/2011~*
*~Came off BC Pill - 11/2012 - been NTNP since~*
*~Consciously TTC #1 since 9/2013~*
*~Unmedicated Cycle - CD21 Progesterone = 9.6~*
*~11/31/14 - Round 1 Femara 2.5mg - Progesterone (5dpo CD23) = 11.9 = BFN~*
*~1/1/15 - Round 2 Femara 2.5 mg - Progesterone (5dpo CD21) = 11.5 = BFN~*
*~1/30/15 - Relaxed cycle... no meds, OPKs, testing = BFN~*
*~3/5/15 - Round 3 Femara 5mg - Progesterone (7dpo CD21) = 17.5 = BFN~*
*~4/2/15 - Round 4 Femara 5mg - Progesterone (7dpo CD23) = 11.5 = BFN~*
May - Current - relaxed cycles



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Re: Starting Femara!

Postby SEPT2014 » Thu Dec 04, 2014 1:53 pm

Me too :D
Me: 38, DH: 42 - TTC No. 1 since Oct 2013
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MC twin A 12.01.2014 @ 6w6d
Emergency Lap on 16.01.2014 @ 7w3d Twin B (ectopic) & ruptured right tube, left tube ok

May 2014 - CP/MC 5w+3, numerous chemicals since

Metformin (PCOS), bromocriptine(elevated prolactin)
April 2015 HSG - normal uterus and left tube fine
Nov 2015 - investigative hystero & D&C - normal
March 2016 - Start IVF+PGS - our last hope :omg: :love:
Day 9 : 11 measurable follies - egg retrieval March 2016 :omg:
8 eggs selected for fert by icsi - 8 x fert.
Day 5: 5 embryos for PGS biopsy & freeze.
PGS (ngs)results: 2 x normal & 3 x abnormal
FET June 2016 1 x PGS normal blast transferred :omg:
Trust your gut instincts.
Bfp July 2016 - please stay around little one :hb:
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Re: Starting Femara!

Postby LiegeyGirl » Sun Dec 07, 2014 7:18 pm

Hey ladies!! I'm on my 4th night of Femara and I am so excited tomorrow night will be my last night. I can't wait to see what the doc has to say on CD12. Hubby and I are actually going to start BDing tonight. I've seen too many women ovulate earlier than expected and didn't catch the egg, so better safe than sorry.

How are you all doing?
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Re: Starting Femara!

Postby GAPeach317 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 9:20 am

Hi LiegeyGirl! Thanks for posting!

I finished Femara on Saturday night, so now I am just waiting to O! I was SO nervous, but didn't have any side effects. Scared I'll get crazy when the estrogen kicks back in! HA!

What will they do on CD12? Measure follicles?

Since I O on my own, I don't get any bloodwork or anything until CD 21 for progesterone!

*~Me (Margie) - 29~*
*~DH - 31 - SA 10/14 - "perfect"~*
*~Married - 3/17/2011~*
*~Came off BC Pill - 11/2012 - been NTNP since~*
*~Consciously TTC #1 since 9/2013~*
*~Unmedicated Cycle - CD21 Progesterone = 9.6~*
*~11/31/14 - Round 1 Femara 2.5mg - Progesterone (5dpo CD23) = 11.9 = BFN~*
*~1/1/15 - Round 2 Femara 2.5 mg - Progesterone (5dpo CD21) = 11.5 = BFN~*
*~1/30/15 - Relaxed cycle... no meds, OPKs, testing = BFN~*
*~3/5/15 - Round 3 Femara 5mg - Progesterone (7dpo CD21) = 17.5 = BFN~*
*~4/2/15 - Round 4 Femara 5mg - Progesterone (7dpo CD23) = 11.5 = BFN~*
May - Current - relaxed cycles



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Re: Starting Femara!

Postby LiegeyGirl » Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:07 am

That's good you O on your own. I'm not sure if I do or not with having PCOS so I'm guessing with the Femara it will be timed with the trigger shot.

On CD12 they will be measuring my follicles so I'll see how big they are and get directions on when to trigger. I'm hoping we'll be able to trigger that day which is Saturday.
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